AUSTRALIA: CHINESE LASERS FORCED MILITARY PILOTS TO LAND | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

AUSTRALIA: CHINESE LASERS FORCED MILITARY PILOTS TO LAND

SOURCE: FUTURISM.COM
BLINDING LIGHT
Australian navy pilots claim that they were forced to land their helicopters after Chinese militia boats aimed lasers at them during a routine exercise over the South China Sea.

The laser-induced, precautionary grounding is just the latest of many similar accounts by pilots from the U.S. and elsewhere, according to The Guardian — but now the Chinese government is denying that the incident ever took place.

I’M RUBBER YOU’RE GLUE
A spokesman for the Chinese military told reporters on Thursday that the account is “not consistent with the facts,” according to The Associated Press.

The spokesman, Wu Qian, said that Australia ought to “reflect on itself” instead of blaming China.

EXTANT QUESTIONS
According to the original account given by Australian officials and academics who witnessed the flight exercise, Chinese fishing boats that serve as a sort of border-patrolling militia followed the helicopters from a “discreet distance,” per The Guardian.

For now, it remains unclear whether the lasers were switched on by startled fishermen or if they were part of a coordinated move to disrupt the Australian exercise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had the opportunity to visit Australia, many years ago, when Mike was working there.

The one thing that I both observed, and admired, was "Sidneysiders'" forthrightness, when saying that something actually happened.

From what I experienced there, I believe the pilots in this matter; it is not in the Australian moral code, to lie about what was seen, or observed.

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